Rated 1 out of 5 by padsmom Not even worth the low price.....
NOT for someone with pets. I am a daily vacuum user with 2 dogs. This machine clogs constantly - the pet hair accumulates around the belt causing the belt to slip and blocking the suction. I have to remove the base plate and take out the hair by hand after 1-2 uses. Not a bargain if it doesn't work. Purchase this only for very light cleaning and don't expect more.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Malamoo Bissell Powerforce Helix, Great Vacuum at a low price!
What a terrific vacuum for the price! I have unfortunately gone through many vacuums. I had the opportunity to try this vacuum and was so impressed, I bought two. This vacuum picks up pet hair extremely well, and I will say as well as, if not better than a Dyson. Yes, the electrical cord is short, as well as the hose. Comes with only two attachments, but they both seem to get the job done. Lightweight and easy for me to take up and down the stairs. For the price, I am extremely satisfied. I just got this vacuum and cannot comment on the lifespan of it. Would have given it a 5 star review if the cord and hose were longer.
April 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AdrienneJ06 Worked well for a while...now won't suction anything
My husband and I bought this vacuum and were very pleased with it. However, recently it hasn't been suctioning things into the dirt container. It will pick things up but everything gets stuck in the hose. I have taken it apart, cleaned the filters, cleaned the roller, unclogged the hoses, all of that twice. Since I've cleaned the container a few weeks ago, it still looks freshly clean because nothing is getting to it. Very Frustrating!!
April 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by John Parts
We purchased this product to replace a Rainbow sweeper and it works better than I expected. The only drawback is that the power cord is too short. Also, the detachable hose could be longer.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Renee' I love this vacuum..!!
I have been using my Bissell for several years and still love it...!!! I have 2 inside dogs (bad shedders) and 1 cat, so you can imagine the pet hair collecting in my carpets. This Bissell is so wonderful @ removing 100% of the pet hair. I just love it. The filters are a breeze to remove & clean, ( i just clean them with soap & water).
March 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nette I like the product, but it keeps clogging
Simply put, it's a product that's worth the money, but I'm having issues now. I don't want to replace the product, but I see no other alternative. I've had my vac for a few years. As of late, every time I use it, it gets clogged. I have to clean out the hose with every use, and there is no suction collection into the bagless container. It all builds up in the bottom hose only, as if there's a blockage somewhere else on the unit that I can't see or access. I don't know what else to do, and I don't know if taking it to a certified dealer is a cost-effective option.
March 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hilly Easy to clean, Short Life
Stopped working after 1.5 yrs, so def get an extended warranty when you purchase. I used it very little in an extremely small condo, no pets & no kids. While it worked it was great & very easy to clean!
February 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by why me? WHY ME!
I purchased my Vacume Nov 2011, also purchased a 1 year warranty!
The Vacume is great up to Oct 2012!
I had the Shingles unable to contact or talk with someone for several weeks latter: seems time the 1 year was up so was the Vacume?
I have received a few notes from you about it but only for me to purchase parts?
Never once saying I am sorry about the warranty and timing?
God Bless you!
January 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by galexander no power
I got my bissell last year and i never use it. the suction is weak and does not pick up anything. good thing i didn't throw out my Eureka! i bought it because i was excited about the bag less feature but i totally regret it and now i am out $50!!
December 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bisselllover1 the best vacuum ever
bissells are by far the best vacuum cleaner ever. i agree its better than a dyson and a kirby. i have had this vacuum since 2010 ans still works like a beast. ive had some problems with before but now it works like a champ. in my opinion bissells are the best machine made so far. powerforces are the best vacuum cleaner so far.
December 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by brownsugartoast 4+years & going strong
I got this for a wedding present and knew virtually nothing about vacuums. 4 1/2 years later I am still loving this thing even though I had no clue about it when I got it! I have 2 kids so a good vacuum is important to me. The "dirt container" is big, but I am constantly changing it, so that is a huge relief to me to see how much nastiness the vacuum is picking up! It's not super light (you can't lift it with 1 finger like other brands), but it picks up the dirt. Major win. Would buy it again.
October 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sillyolgirl Good vacuum hard to find parts
Love the vacuum!! Hate the fact that the only way
To get a front filter cover( I recently moved and
somehow it got lost). There is no service center available
Within 50 miles of me
October 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by mamakat can't order replacement parts
I bought this vacuum not even a year ago at my local Walmart and I went in to buy a repalcement filter for my vac. I noticed there were small changes made to the vacuum but I figured the filters would still work but when I got home, they didnt fit. I spent most of this morning trying to order the filter thru customer service but they no longer make it. The rep offred to sell me another one"similiar" to the old one but it specifies it only works with the 6582 series and mine is completley different. I was happy with my vacuum and hate to think that I only got to use it for less than a year or if I just got stuck buying an older model from the store because now I have to buy a whole new vacuum which is upsetting.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bandmama Best decision
I desperately needed a vacuum cleaner and I did a lot of researching and also went to a store to do some comparing. I bought one at a Big Lot and it is a re-manufactured vacuum. I only got it for $40. So far, it is working very well. I am so surprised of how it picked up the pet hair that usually with a sweeper vac, it was very disappointing. I highly recommend purchasing this model.
September 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by latdanz Best Vacuum Every
And for the money? give me a break.
My girlfriend has a $500 Dyson Canister and it is pretty much in permanent storage. The Bissell is MUCH better. Every single one of the 1 star reviews on here was written by people who don't know how to clean/maintain vacuum cleaners. All vacuum cleaners will do what theirs did if you don't know how to maintain them properly. Mine is many years old now and going strong. I even use the hose in the garage in place of a shop-vac (for dry jobs obviously) as it sucks harder than any shop-vac I've used.
The first time you use it on a rug or room it might fill the canister 100% full because your old vac (even my other one, the Dyson) was missing/couldn't reach so much.
Instead of using soap/water to clean the filter (it takes FOREVER to dry), use compressed air.
September 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shelly McA Bissell Power Force Bagless Vacuum
Does an excellent job of vacuuming my high pile carpet. It is relatively easy to clean the different filters as well as emptying the debris.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Dude Great Vacuum
Great vacuum. Light weight, great on floors. Easy to maintain and clean filters. worth the price.
September 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizz62 older is better
5 years ago, we purchase this vaccum to clean a rental unit, it worked so good we bought a second one!..I LOVE the washable filters!..I have even recommended it to friends. so, recently I bought another one for home use; was disappointed at the changes that have been made..mostly because the cord is much shorter, but the whole unit also seems to be smaller?...I am going to switch them around today and will see if my perceptions are fact....
August 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Michelle Not worth the money
We got this vacuum for a Christmas present and it worked for a couple of uses. It now hardly sucks up anything. Certainly it was affordable but don't waste the money. Better off just putting money away until you can afford something that actually works!!
August 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gem25 Excellent Vacuum
With two boys, a dog, an active family, and hardwood floors, our old vacuum got quite the workout. After 6 years of having a Bissell with a bag, we decided to give a canister vac a try, and I am so glad we did.
This vacuum not only cleans hardwood floors extremely well, but it also cleaned our area rugs beyond our expectations. I am slightly embarrassed by how much dirt and dog hair our area rugs were holding - even though they looked clean and were vacuumed regularly. The rugs feel softer and brand new. A great feature of of this vacuum is the three levels that the handle/canister can be moved to. The lowest level available is fantastic for cleaning under beds, tables, and couches. The suction of the vacuum and of the hose is also something that I was very impressed with. With some vacuums, the floor suction is fantastic and then the hose/attachment suction is not as good. Thankfully, we didn't see a difference with this set up.
The quality, price, and ease of use is exactly what we were looking for. It is nice to know that Bissell still has its eye on quality machines and realistic pricing. I am definitely not hesitating to suggest this vacuum to my family and friends.
July 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by laura67 Awesome Vacume
I thought my old vacume was doing a good job. But once my boyfriend got me this vacume for Christmas did I realize how bad the old vacume really was. It was sucking dog hair, dander, dust & dirt out of my carpets for days. I was horrified! My carpets look cleaner & newer. I will never get another brand. LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU BISSELL
July 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nikki Great vacuum
I had this vacuum for over 6 years now and it works great. It actually picks up dog hair and all things on the carpet. I find myself washing filters a lot but but I have shedding pets which obviously means dander as well. When all is clean, the vacuum is awesome. I am actually getting new carpet and considering buying a new one (same model), but putting this one in the basement to vacuum in the basement. I want to have a dedicated vacuum for the basement so as not to haul it up and down the stairs. The cord is starting to show wear but other than that, you can't beat the price.
July 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mtndog Best vacuum ever & cleaning filters
All of the people I know have pets. Dispite them having their top of the line vacs, their homes smell disgusting. Their carpets are NOT clean! When I bought this one, it took about FIVE cleanings in order to get to the point where the canister no longer had any dirt in it when I vacuumed. I had thought my Hoover was doing an impressive job. (NOT!) If you want your carpets and furniture to be CLEAN, get a Bissell.
I have a ChallengAir Double K high force dog dryer. When the filters are dirty, I take them out and to the dog-room and blow them clean with the force dryer. It works really well. Perhaps a shop-vac or something with a high force velocity would help for others. I only recommend this if you dont have time to wait for them to dry after washing. Its a good "lick and a promise" until you have time for wash/dry.
July 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jess23 Awsome BUy
This vaccume cleans very well, and puts up with my 5 kids every day messes..the filter system is easy to clean and to maintain. The extra large cord is a huge plus. Its a low price to pay for a great buy! I absoluteely love my vaccume
June 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Twinmom4 Awesome, I love my vacuum!!!
I purchased my vacuum on black Friday. The price was amazing. This is by far the best vacuum cleaner I have ever owned. I have a dog that sheds like crazy and I have to vacuum all the time. Due to the low price, I was not expecting the best. I was pleasantly surprised and love that I can take apart all the filters and was them, let them dry and put it back together. I would definitely buy another or give one as a gift. The perfect house warming present.
June 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ocd bad lol OCD bad lol
This vacuum rocks it is the king of geting dirt out of my carpet i have suck up bits of papper and no clog yat and my son loves to use it so ease to use and I have a Kirby that I have for years and it is so big and havey and this vacuum picks up way more dirt I just can't say bad thing about it even if it breaks I would buy another. Bissell makes great vacuums thank you bissell :) and p.s people need to watch what thay suck up and it would not clog.
June 8, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mary Save your money
While it starts out affordable, it literally becomes useless after the first couple of uses. Even after cleaning everything thoroughly hoping it will help, it's only good for one thing, the trash. Save your money and research before you buy.
May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pam89031 picked up an unbelieable amounts of dust
I just got mine today and tried it out as soon as i got home. Was so easy to put together and it picked up soooooo much dust and nastiness my other vacuum had been missing. It was nasty. So glad I got this vacuum, so far it was amazing
May 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mrs. HR Cleaned clog, but it keeps clogging
This vacuum worked well until I cleaned the filters and the hose. I made sure everything was put back in the correct place (I videotaped myself cleaning it.). Also, I thoroughly cleaned the hose so I am confused why it is not using up anything and why dirt and dust blows everywhere when I lift the hose. Other than this issue I love the vacuum and will continue to trust the Bissell brand.
May 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LisaB Great for households with shedding pets!
This has been a great vacuum for the price. The washable filters really make a difference. All of the vacuums I have had in the past have ended up smelling "doggy". We have a German Shedder and a Shepherd mix so this time of year, our house is hair central. This Bissell takes it all and doesn't lose suction. It is super easy to take the cup and filters apart for washing and no problem to reassemble. Bottom line, For us this product is better than others that cost a great deal more.
May 27, 2012